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Indian rose mantis

Gongylus gongylodes

Description:

Gongylus gongylodes, also known as the wandering violin mantis, Ornate mantis or Indian rose mantis, is an insect of the order Mantodea. This is one of the more bizarre looking mantises. Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages. It is not a particularly aggressive species and often kept as a pet by hobbyists. It feeds primarily on flying insects. Its native range is in southern India and Sri Lanka. It can reach sizes of up to 11 cm. The males of the species are capable of flight. This species are a communal species in that they live and breed in large groups without unnecessary cannibalism.

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6 Comments

Arpit Kamat
Arpit Kamat 8 years ago

Indian rose mantis

Arpit Kamat
Arpit Kamat 8 years ago

thank you all!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Amazing!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Awesome spotting Arpit :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Spectacular!

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, ArpitKamat. This is a really wonderful first
spotting :)

Arpit Kamat
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Arpit Kamat

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 26, 2011
Submitted on Nov 26, 2013

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